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PPAC: Forma Viva 1.

Today we return to a hot summer day in 2017 when I hopped around sculptures on the coast of Slovenia with parents and amore.

I’m so grateful to Marsha since her public art challenge makes me revisit and curate some of my favourite days. No wonder that “curate” is her Word of the Year.

This post and two more will be from the Slovenian coast in 2017 when I visited the open-air sculpture exhibition with works that were made there between 1961 and 2001. They have been right there all this time and yet this was my first visit.

For forty years four places in Slovenia hosted a sculpture symposium called Forma Viva. Each location provided a different material for the visiting sculptors from 30 countries to work with. Other materials were steel, concrete and oak wood, whereas the Seča peninsula offered stone.

More than 120 sculptures were made here during this time, and this grassy peninsula holds most of them. They are free to see. Let’s have a look then.

For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

17 thoughts on “PPAC: Forma Viva 1.

  1. What a perfect re-find, Manja. The statues are very unique. Your photos added your own personal touch which is lovely. I look forward to the next two posts! 🙂


  2. I love having the people in these photos. It gives it a certain sense of movement. I love sculpture out in the world. There are a few cool sculpture gardens here that I love to visit.


  3. The statues are so interesting. I love the face the best, and your commentary makes them fun. What a great place to wander around. I agree. Marsha makes us all look a little closer at our surroundings. Donna


  4. First, I was like, but where are the sculptures? Then I clicked on the link below the post and saw them. I love sculpture parks. It boggles my mind when they’re enormous and made of stone. You can always tell when they’re male sculptors cause 9 times out of 10, their creations are rather phallic looking in some way. I love the bed sculpture, it’s both a river bed and a bed bed.

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    1. I didn’t understand this, Sunra Nina. How do you mean, where are the sculptures? And “the link below the post”?? There are two posts from this park for now, 1 and 2. Both contain sculptures. How you continue cracked me up. Why oh why would you need to be male to make a phallic sculpture?? This makes me wish to make a phallic post just for you. 😀 😀 But especially hurrah and bravo for the last sentence. I’d never connect this bed with a river. Slovenian language uses two different words for the two meanings of river. 🙂

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      1. Apologies, I think it was my browser. It looked like the post ended abruptly with no photos or link to the sculpture park but then I realised they were in the post before. That’s what I meant when I said it was below the post. No matter, I saw the shots.

        And it’s truuuee!! Men are always erecting columns and such-like. I would welcome your phallic post (no pun intended but I am fluent in innuendo so… 😀 )

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